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I am – Hercules!! Just a reminder that NASA will blow up the moon this morning at 4:30am PT. Government scientists are super-extra-angry at the smug and deceitful moonmen because they refuse to share their water with us, forcing American astronauts to drink their own urine! If you’re too lazy to look out a window, NASA TV (channel 283 on DirecTV) is offering full coverage. A preview:
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  • Oct. 9, 2009, 2:20 a.m. CST

    This is one small bomb for man.

    by Lashlarue

    One giant Fuck You for mankind.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Watch as we wake up the giant black slab

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • thats right I said it.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 2:44 a.m. CST

    And stay tuned for Intergalactic War!

    by the_patriot

    Starting at 7:55am ET. Guaranteed to not be canceled after the first season!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 2:48 a.m. CST

    watch as we all drown cuz of tide shifts.

    by alice133

    way to find water nasa.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 3 a.m. CST

    Mr. Show really WAS ahead of its time!!!

    by JimStansel

    Isn't it fuckin' scary when ridiculous shit like this comes true??? Don't mess with American pride! :)

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Fuck, what if aliens live inside the moon?

    by dailysportspages

    This might just be the worst Knock, Knock joke of all time.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 3:20 a.m. CST

    as was the gi joe toon

    by CreamCheeseAlchemist

    Cobra Commander tried to carve his face on the moon using a laser.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 3:23 a.m. CST

    The Tick

    by Johnny Smith

    Chairface Chippendale almost got his name on the moon, and then later on some Galactus analogue ate part of it. It was awesome.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 3:32 a.m. CST

    The prophecies of Thundarr the Barbarian have come to pass!

    by Jobacca

    Break out the sun-swords and the Mok's....

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Damn you, Jobacca...

    by Skraggo

    You beat me to a Thundarr joke!!!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Makin' our own crater

    by thelordofhell

    America's jealous of asteroids!! Free cheese falling from the sky!! Dogs and cats living together!! Mass hysteria!!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 4:38 a.m. CST

    The Moon deserves it

    by buffywrestling

    half of the time, smirking at me. "Ohh, I'm a big pile of reflecting dust!" <p> Thinks it's so tough.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 4:47 a.m. CST

    What, no SPACE: 1999 jokes?!?

    by KnightShift

    For shame, Herc, for *shame*...

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 5:11 a.m. CST

    Lunar Leisure?

    by JohnIan

    Did we not learn from that debacle?

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 6:09 a.m. CST

    President Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize.

    by Shan

    Declares War on Moon. <p> News at 11.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    Been done before. Never found anything interesting.

    by V'Shael

    Good to know that the level of scientific discourse from this site is about what I would expect. Blow up the moon indeed... <p>

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Don't take Buscemi with you...

    by spud mcspud

    ...Space dementia's a bitch.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Who's next to BOMB?

    by Rocky_Horror

    How about the whole solar system? Hooorrrayyy America!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 6:33 a.m. CST

    What, no link to Mr. Shows "Blow Up The Moon" Skit?

    by Jinxo

    They called this shit yeeeears ago.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Wow. Nothing happened.

    by Ronald Raygun

    I don't care what scientific advancements this brings about. NASA promised a show and didn't deliver. Shame on you NASA! Shame on you!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 6:55 a.m. CST

    That was quite unspectacular...

    by zebra

    There wasn't really any show. They said the rocket hit but I didn't see anything on the screen. I guess time will tell if it was a success.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 7 a.m. CST


    by Jinxo

    ... that moon aint gonna try any funny stuff now. It knows its place!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 7:14 a.m. CST

    yeah, fuck those aliens!

    by The_Crimson_King

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    "The moon is cool."

    by PennsyDeux

    $1 to Beavis as he and Butthead were commenting on a music video. ;)

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 7:59 a.m. CST

    NASA's Going To Be Firing a Rocket Up Someone's Moon?!

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 8 a.m. CST

    Rock Hound.... Iron Ferrite's a Bitch...

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 8:01 a.m. CST

    spud mcspud: Sarah Jane Starts Up Again Soon...

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

    It will be interesting to see the Doctor in it...

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Can NASA bomb Sheri Moon please?

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    She sucks............

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Obviously Its A Cover Story

    by HermesTrismestigus

    There testing to see if they can bomb that asteroid and the planet Nibiru when it comes around in 2012.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    ...cuz ya DON'T MESS AROUND...

    by Don_Logan

    with God's Americuuuuuhhhhhhhh.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Wasnt this tried in The Time Machine?

    by gusborwig

    I could swear this was tried in The Time Machine with Guy Pearce. The blew up the moon with bombs to make room for a resort. This caused the moon to break apart and fall to the earth causing nuclear winter. I wonder if the morlocks will like Obama.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 9:49 a.m. CST

    I blame Kanye West

    by Guy Gaduois

    who in turn blames George Bush. George Bush doesn't care about Moon People. <p> I can't believe I got in trouble for blowing up Nestle Quik cans when I was in fifth grade (yes, kids, it used to taste like chocolate milk AND came in an Earth-hating, environmentally unfriendly metal can) and now NASA is getting funding for blowing up crap on the moon. That little juvenile incident is why they said I couldn't be an astronaut. Well, that and on the application I failed everything except date of birth. <p> There must not be a "What Could Possibly Go Wrong Here" dep't. at NASA. That's a little surprising, to be honest. I'll bet the folks at the EPA are shitting a brick, and not the fun kind.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Hopefully this will lead to a full scale Invasion!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    I welcome my Alien Overlords!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Why we need to go to the moon for it?

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    This just in...

    by butterbean

    Obama has named Chairface Chippendale as new Director of NASA

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST


    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST

    We're giving them damn moon people what they deserve!

    by MrMysteryGuest


  • Oct. 9, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Mr. Show

    by 10thDoctor

    JimStansel-- I loved that skit !!!! That's exactly what this headline reminded me of. =)

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 10:37 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Supporting Polanski is an Affront to MJ

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    We should send people instead of bombs.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Seriously, there should be resorts for the obscenely rich on the moon.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    That 1970s issue of Popular Mechanics was full of shit.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Demon dogs!

    by ebonic_plague

    "I walked on the moon. Did a pushup, ate an egg on it; what else can you do with it?"

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Send me, I'm an officially licensed Moon Master!

    by ebonic_plague

    We need to bomb the moon to kill the Gorgotron. He's destroying all the craps!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    General Zod is dead

    by donkey_lasher

    Who needs Superman?

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    M-O-O-N, that spells

    by donkey_lasher

    a big waste of fucking money.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    aint it sexy legs

    by mattforce7

    ill plow my rocket into both their moons, then send a surprise plume to their lower back

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 11:59 a.m. CST

    You know what's gonna happen

    by Dr.DirtyD

  • Oct. 9, 2009, noon CST

    A bunch of scientist get more work to do...

    by Dr.DirtyD

    nasa gotta eat.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 12:11 p.m. CST

    I Heard A Girl Almost Crying Because This Upset Her So Much

    by Crow3711

    I almost slapped her for her utter stupidity. She actually said things like, "We already messed up the Earth, and now we're bombing the Moon?!?! There will be consequences. There's no reason to be messing up the moon and bombing things in Space." I think she thought one rocket would explode the entire moon, or possibly make the Moon fall out of the sky or something. I tried to explain that the Moon was already completely covered with craters, and entirely to large to be affected by one tiny rocket meant to kick up some space dust...but she was too upset. It was fucked up. We're in college.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 12:19 p.m. CST

    ...Would you miss it?...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    would you miss it?

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Hope they didn't hit..

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    ... Ignignokt and Err. Those guys are funny.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Al-Qaeda's Moonbase Needs to Be Destroyed!

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

    If we do nothing, the terrorists will have won...

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Send In Harry Stamper to Get the Job Done

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

    That guy does not know how to fail.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 12:30 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Just keep Steve Railsback at home, too.

    by PennsyDeux

    What're you doing with a gun in space, Steve? ;)

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST


    by PennsyDeux

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 12:46 p.m. CST


    by rememberface

    How American of you to be specific about it being your country. NASA incorporates talent from the world over...and space exploration shouldn't be a narrow minded view of how our geo political designs are's a human endeavor, not just an American one.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Steve Railsback has a lifetime pass...

    by Kirbymanly

    ...for being in the glory that is "Lifeforce".

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Breaking news: Missile misses the moon completely

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    ...and was later discovered to have blown up a British army jeep and four British soldiers. Oooooooooh controversial!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Do we actually know what is happening?

    by ebonic_plague

    I love that there is an article on AICN for this and nowhere in it or this talkback has anyone mentioned what the actual NASA story is. All I know is that they better not hit any of the Amazon women up there.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST

    Obama Has Brought Peace to the MOON!!!!

    by DarfurOnTheRocks2

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 1:38 p.m. CST

    It's a disgrace that President Obama receives the Peace Prize...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...on the very same day that he launches a devastating missile strike on the moon.<p> WHAT DOES THE USA HAVE AGAINST THE MOON PEOPLE?!?!?!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    We're earthlings....

    by TheKyzer

    let's blow up earth things!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by NoHubris

    That is the huge mystery of the day.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 1:57 p.m. CST

    BTW Nobel Peace Prize is for peace on Earth...

    by NoHubris

    ...which means the moon is fair game!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    waste of money

    by poopsies

    we cant even figure out a health reform and we are bombing the moon, wtf?

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 2:22 p.m. CST

    The Moon is just a big beach in space

    by lockesbrokenleg


  • Oct. 9, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Can't Believe I'm Giving Props to Howard Stern...

    by Deandome

    ...or using the word "props"...but about 5 years ago he had a Gov. Ahhnuld impersonator call in to discuss drafting a bill to blow up the moon. (the Gov kicks in about 1:45) It was hilarious, with stuff like "If we get rid of the moon, women, those menstrual cycles are governed by the moon, will not get PMS. They will stop bitching and whining." THEN...then-little-known Joe Scarborough didn't vet the story...thought the REAL Gov actually said it & then went on air to DENOUNCE the Governor for his proposal. Classic!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by ricarleite2

    Damn Moon communists!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST


    by ricarleite2

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    The mission wasn't to find water...

    by Alientoast

    ...the mission was to incinerate Sam Rockwell clones who became aware they were clones.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow's front-page headline...

    by Royston Lodge

    North Korea retroactively claims crater bombed by USA as North Korean territory

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST


    by westie

    You're a fucking dick if that was the real plot. I didn't get a chance to catch it, how about a spoiler alert to help a brother out?

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST


    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    didnt catch it. im sure it was a waste of money.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Would blowing up the moon...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...cure lycanthropy?

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

    by Sithdan

    We've got to put those Loonies in their fucking place!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    It's offical.....

    by Jamie McBain

    NASA is really headed by, Marvin The Martian. "Where's the Kaboom? There was supposed to be an Earth-shattering Kaboom!"

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    We're EarthLINGS...we should be blowing up Earth THINGS!

    by Voice O. Reason

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    But we ran out of ideas, for Earth THINGS....

    by Jamie McBain

    To blow up!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 6:53 p.m. CST

    LOL it didn't work. FAIL

    by zillabeast

    Imagine that.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    They never asked Marvin....

    by westie

    ....for his P-38 Space Modulator.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST

    how could you post a story like that...

    by smackfu

    without an embedded clip of Mr Show's 'Blow up the Moon' skit?

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST


    by smackfu

    I can one-up you on that. I once worked with a girl who was taking 3rd year engineering at University. One evening our idle conversation moved to space and she expressed that she didn't understand why the astronauts couldn't breath in space. I forget the specifics because it was years ago but she also seemed to be under the impression that they could swim around in space. It eventually ended with me showing her on a napkin how an orbit works. The idea that this woman may have somehow gone farther in life than me utterly disturbs me.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Probe goes boom when it hits the moon, no plume...

    by BurnHollywood

    The spacecraft was supposed to generate a six mile plume when it struck, for its other half to fly through and analyze. Didn't happen: evidently, moon soil is too compacted for that effect...<p> The impact still created light waves that will take weeks to review for evidence of moon water...very helpful for the forthcoming moon base, and any future plans to deploy Sam Rockwell there.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    It failed?

    by Jamie McBain

    This is going to make, the people at Fox News, happy.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 8:10 p.m. CST

    I'm upset about this

    by CherryValance

    mostly because it says a lot about how the smartest of us still has their heads all the way up their own asses. They had no idea what would happen and they did it anyway. The moon doesn't belong to any of us. And yet, we just go blow it up. Nice one, humans.</p> <p>I just hope Ming the Merciless caught wind of it. </p>

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST


    by Rex_Nimrod

    Here come the Morlocks!

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Like Obama, this Moon Bomb was all HYPE, zero RESULTS

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Doubtless, the Nobel Committee will give NASA the 2009 Prize for Astronomy based on what they HOPED would actually happen, rather than what actually DID.

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    i watch 2001

    by frank cotton

    and weep for the future of our space program

  • Oct. 9, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST


    by maelstrom_ZERO

    <p>I thought that they already tried to get rid of the giant "CHAIRFACE" name--or partial name, anyways--off the surface of the moon. . .and it certainly didn't go well for the Tick.</p>

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 12:12 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    I had a similar experience with a girl, although it's slightly less scary since she wasn't an engineering student. I was describing to her what it looks like when you're on a transatlantic flight and peer out the window. I explained how the cloud cover was beneath the plane so you could see it from above, to which she replied: "Can you see the moon too?" <p> For a second or two I thought she was kidding, but it gradually dawned on me in horror that she was being serious. <p> Shit like that makes me want to sleep with the light on at night to keep the nightmares away.

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Where is all the Obama hate?

    by Dapper Swindler

    I figured this thread would devolve into Obama hate within 10 posts.

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 2:17 a.m. CST

    The Republcnutters are all fuming on Rush sites.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by astrologic25

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST


    by astrologic25

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 5:16 p.m. CST

    NASA is not spending those $ on production values

    by browncoat_skyfan

    So, naturally, an experiment that doesn't produce a spectacular effect is seen as a failure. No, it's just not what they expected. <p> <p> No wonder "Armageddon" made a zillion at the box office; things there blow'd up REAL GOOD!

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST


    by Emperor_Ovaltine

    THAT'S where Osama is hiding! Bomb the shite out of it!!!

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Where's the LOVE, people??

    by spud mcspud

    They just shot a fucking big rocket at the moon, at twice the speed of a bullet, FOR NO FUCKING REASON WHATSOEVER!!<P> The only thing that could make this scenario cooler would have been to fill that rocket with ninjas.<P> THIS is the kind of shit that will have NASA funded for the next millennia. HOW FUCKING COOL WAS THE IDEA OF THIS??

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Michael Bay should have been Mission Director for this one

    by spud mcspud

    There'd have been slo-mo, American flags EVERYWHERE, a rousing Hans Zimmer-type score, and more bang for your buck than from anywhere else in the universe.<P> Maybe even one of those low-angle, pan-round-from-below shots of Obama, too, just to put the cherry on that cake...

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 6:44 p.m. CST

    And about this finding water thing...

    by spud mcspud

    Wouldn't it just be cheaper to build a refinery that combines hydrogen atoms with oxygen atoms to create water??<P> Doesn't ANYONE remember ALIENS anymore? Terraforming colonies, people!!!

  • Oct. 10, 2009, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Most pathetic fucking Talkback ever...

    by BurnHollywood

    You guys call yourselves geeks, and you don't even have a fucking clue why it's crucial to find water on the fucking moon?!<p> If we're ever to establish a PERMANENT manned presence off of this planet, the natural first step is the moon...the ISS runs out of funding and is scheduled to "die" (make a controlled crash into the Pacific, same as the MIR) in '15 or '16 (it's actually in low earth orbit and requires routine "boosts" to stay there, which costs $$$).<p> The Earth has plenty of water, but flying it to the moon if there's already some there is about as dumb as filling your trunk with bathwater for a cross-country trip. Even the Russians (who undercut everybody in the space business) charge at least $4300 per kilogram just for orbit (to say nothing of the moon)...US launch costs can go as high as $40,000/kg.<p> The moon has pretty much every other necessary element, but until recently, water (actually, they mean HYDROGEN, but for you laypeople, they always say "water") wasn't believed to exist there. If water is found to be present in sufficient quantities, then a moon base (an inevitable next step to Mars and beyond) becomes WAY more practical, and could even be mostly self-sufficient.<p> This probe's mission was thus, crucial for future manned missions that could eventually lead to a future that looks like all the happy STAR TREK/STAR WARS bullshit you guys so joyfully devour on celluloid.<p> Please put the fucking game controllers and remotes down once and a while and read a Gawddamn book or science magazine so this shit doesn't fly over your head all the fucking time.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    If Obama can get the Peace Prize for not bringing peace...

    by Royston Lodge

    ...I guess NASA will get the Physics Prize for not finding water.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 2:29 p.m. CST

    New moon settlements = new jobs???

    by Triple_J_72

    Maybe we can finally start decreasing the ever-growing unemployment rate by creating new jobs on the moon! God knows I'm not getting a pay raise anytime soon down here.

  • Oct. 11, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Geez, BurnHollywood......

    by westie

    Relax.....everybody's on here to have fun, not to question the extensive Discovery Channel education you have above us laypeople. So remove the Boba Fett Buttplug from your ass and take it easy. It's gonna be ok.

  • Oct. 12, 2009, 3:15 a.m. CST


    by BurnHollywood

    The last time somebody probably told you to "relax" because you were going to "have fun", they whipped out some poppers at a Greenwich Village Halloween your ass hurt like a son of a bitch the next day. Next time, scan the TB, newb...there's a lot of idiots here who haven't a clue what the fuck this thing was for.<p> Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to switch off the Discovery Channel and watch your mother take two suborbital payloads across her tonsils at once over on Freud Box...

  • Oct. 13, 2009, 7:38 a.m. CST


    by westie

    ....i did read the TB dipshit. It seems mostly full of people cracking jokes, not hundreds of troglodytes actually thinking we were sending rockets to the moon to bomb the bugs Ala Starship Troopers. I just can't stand it when geeks like you get on a high horse and scream to the heavens about how much technical know-how you have about a situation like this when it arises; on no less. Not to mention, and I'm sure you truly do know more than me, but isn't water the tip of the iceberg? What about the effect continued less gravity would have on the human body? What about radiation because of no atmosphere? But I'm sure I probably didn't make myself clear...I can never concentrate with your mother licking my asshole with her silky, velvet toungue. She gives out of the world rimjobs, like to the moon out of this world.